MacBook Pro 13,2

On October 27, 2016, Apple introduced the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever, along with a new interface. Instead of the traditional row of function keys, the new device is equipped with a Retina-quality Multi-Touch display called the Touch Bar. New MacBook Pro is also the most powerful MacBook Pro ever. Indeed, it features sixth-generation quad-core and dual-core processors, up to 2.3 times the graphics performance over the previous generation. It also has super-fast SSD’s and up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

MacBook Pro 13,2 (13-Inch, Late/Touch Bar 2016)

The MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late/Touch Bar 2016) is faster and more powerful than before. Yet this machine is remarkably thinner and lighter. The new MacBook Pro has the brightest, most colorful Mac notebook display. It features sixth-generation quad-core and dual-core processors, delivering pro-level processing performance and up to 2.3 times the graphics performance over the previous generation.

This MacBook Pro was the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever for the moment of its release. It features an entirely new enclosure design and all-metal unibody construction that creates a thin and light notebook, which is rigid and dense. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is just 14.9 mm thin, and it’s 17 percent thinner and 23 percent less voluminous than the previous generation. It weighs only three pounds and is thus nearly half a pound lighter then the previous generation.

Built on groundbreaking ideas, this device introduces the Touch Bar – a Multi-Touch enabled strip of glass built into the keyboard for instant access to the tools you want, right when you want them. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro also features new Touch ID and a more responsive keyboard.

This MacBook Pro features the security and convenience of Touch ID, a more responsive keyboard, a larger Force Touch trackpad and a new audio system. The Touch Bar places controls right at the user’s fingertips. It allows users to easily access apps like Mail, Finder, Calendar, Numbers, GarageBand, Final Cut Pro X and many more, including third-party apps. For example, the Touch Bar can show Tabs and Favorites in Safari, enable easy access to emoji in Messages or provide a simple way to edit images or scrub through videos in Photos.

Release Date

October 27, 2016.

Specifications

  • Processors: Sixth-generation 2.9 GHz or optional 3.1 GHz dual-core Core i5 or 3.3. GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz; eDRAM Intel processors.
  • System Bus: 4 GT/s OPI. On Package DMI 3.0 interconnect Interface. Max. Theoretical Bandwidth 4 GB/s.
  • Memory: 8 GB of 2133 MHz and 256 of flash storage (non-upgradeable). However optional 16 GB RAM configuration is available at time of purchase only.
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 550 with DDR3L SDRAM shared with main memory, up to two times faster than the previous generation. Up to 1TB fast SSDs with sequential read speeds over 3GBps.
  • OS: macOS.
  • Display: 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Retina display at 500 nits of brightness, 67 percent brighter and 67 percent more contrast than the previous generation.
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID: Force Touch trackpad. Touch ID: Integrated into the power button, it enables a quick, accurate reading of the user’s fingerprint and matches it with the Secure Enclave in the new Apple T1 chip. Once the user enrolls the fingerprint in Touch ID on his or her MacBook Pro, the user can quickly unlock the Mac, switch user accounts and make secure purchases with Apple Pay on the web with a single touch.
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity: Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, up to 1.3 Gbit/s.
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology.
  • Peripheral connections: Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C). Four ports, two left-hand ports for full performance, supporting two 4096 x 2304 displays or one 5120 x 2880 (MST) display. Supports charging, DisplayPort 1.2, Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbit/s) and USB 3.1 gen 2 (up to 10 Gbit/s) 3.5mm audio line out (analog), multiple microphones, stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • Battery Life: up to 10 hours. 49,2 Wh.
  • Dimensions: 11.97 in wide × 8.36 in deep × 0.59 in high.
  • Weight: 3.02 lb.

Discontinuation, Price

Discontinued:

  • N/A

Price:

  • From $1,799.

Features

  • This model has a 2.9 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Skylake (6267U), up to 3.3 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, or an optional 3.1 GHz i5-6287U, up to 3.5 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, as well as an optional 3.3 GHz i7-6567U, up to 3.6 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache.
  • Thunderbolt 3 consolidates data transfer, charging as twice the video bandwidth in a single port. Users can drive a 5K display.
  • Touch ID: The Touch ID is integrated into the power button. This new feature in Macs is one of the great features customers have come to love from their iPhone and iPad. Touch ID enables a quick, accurate reading of your fingerprint and matches it with the Secure Enclave in the new Apple T1 chip. Once the user enrolls the fingerprint in Touch ID on his or her MacBook Pro, the user can quickly unlock the Mac, switch user accounts and make secure purchases with Apple Pay on the web with a single touch.
  • Touch Bar: The Touch Bar replaces the function keys that have long occupied the top of the keyboard. It changes automatically based on what the user is doing to show the user relevant tools. The Touch Bar gives the user quick access to commands: It helps to expand, contract, and customize system controls to reveal volume, brightness; answer the iPhone or a FaceTime call from the keyboard without moving the cursor; select a palette and tap to choose a color for text or objects in Pages, Keynote, etc.; get quick access to text suggestions and emoji in apps like Messages and Mail. Access the function keys by holding down the FN key on the keyboard.
  • Display: The display ever delivers images that are brighter and more vivid. More colorful in every detail, the images appear more lifelike than ever. As thin as a MacBook display at .88 mm, the Retina display on the new MacBook Pro at 500 nits of brightness, is 67 percent brighter than the previous generation. Besides it features 67 percent more contrast. The MacBook Pro (Late-2016)  is the first Mac notebook with a display that support a wider color gamut. Users may be interested in know that thanks to power-saving technologies like a larger pixel aperture, a variable refresh rate and more power-efficient LEDs, the new display consumes 30 percent less energy than previous displays.
  • Force Touch trackpads: They are 46 percent larger on the 13-inch MacBook Pro and 50 percent larger on the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

MacBookPro 13,2 Models

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 3.3GHz Intel Core i7, Late/Touch Bar 2016)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late/Touch 2016)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro13,2
Model NumberA1706 (EMC 3071)
Part NumberBTO/CTO
Family13-inch, Late/Touch Bar 2016
Released2016
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 in
Weight3.02 pounds
Processor3.3GHz Intel Core i7
RAM8GB
Storage256/512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 3.1GHz Intel Core i5, Late/Touch Bar 2016)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late/Touch 2016)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro13,2
Model NumberA1706 (EMC 3071)
Part NumberBTO/CTO
Family13-inch, Late/Touch Bar 2016
Released2016
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 in
Weight3.02 pounds
Processor3.1GHz Intel Core i5
RAM8GB
Storage256/512GB SSD
OpticalNone
See alsoSell your MacBook Pro online now

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2.9GHz Intel Core i5, Late/Touch Bar 2016)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late/Touch 2016)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro13,2
Model NumberA1706 (EMC 3071)
Part NumberMLH12LL/A
Family13-inch, Late/Touch Bar 2016
Released2016
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 in
Weight3.02 pounds
Processor2.9GHz Intel Core i5
RAM8GB
Storage256/512GB SSD
OpticalNone
See alsoSell your MacBook Pro online now

Miscellanea

  • The most powerful MacBook Pro yet: Powerful processors, cutting-edge graphics, fast SSDs, high-speed memory and an advanced thermal architecture enclosed in a very thin case, the new MacBook Pro delivers a pro-level performance. Sixth-generation dual-core Core i5 with eDRAM, dual-core Core i7 with eDRAM and quad-core Core i7 Intel processors deliver pro-level processing performance.
  • With a second-generation butterfly mechanism, typing is more comfortable on the keyboard.
  • Sound is louder and more true-to-life with improved and more powerful speakers.
  • macOS Sierra has new features like Siri integration, Universal Clipboard, Apple Pay on the web and Photos.
  • With sixth-generation Intel Core powerful processors, MacBook Pro delivers amazing performance — even when powering through the most pro-level processing jobs, like rendering 3D models and encoding video.
  • The 13-inch MacBook Pro 2.9 (Late-2016) can conserve energy when taking on lighter tasks, like browsing the web and checking email.
  • The Touch Bar replaces the function keys that have long occupied the top of your keyboard with something much more versatile and capable (the function is available on select models). The Touch Bar also changes automatically based on what you’re doing to show you relevant tools you already know how to use. For example, system controls like intelligent typing features (from emoji to predictive text), volume and brightness, interactive ways to adjust or browse through content, and more.
  • The Force Touch trackpad is significantly larger, giving the user’s fingers more room to gesture and click.
  • Touch ID is available on a Mac for the first time. This feature enables instant access to logins. In some apps, the user can customize the Touch Bar with the commands that work best for the user’s needs. Touch ID assures fast, secure online purchases with Apple Pay.
  • This device features P3 color, which makes 25 percent more colors available than standard RGB, as it reveals a much broader range of greens and reds.
  • The keyboard includes a second-generation butterfly mechanism, refined for greater comfort and responsiveness.
  • The speakers for the new MacBook Pro version have been redesigned to provide as much as twice the dynamic range and up to 58 percent more volume, with two and a half times louder bass for maximum boom.
  • The speakers are connected directly to system power, enabling up to three times more peak power. So they make the 13-inch MacBook Pro the perfect choice for editing video or enjoying a movie on the go.
  • Thunderbolt 3 offers a connection with state-of-the-art speed and versatility. Delivering twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2, enabling it to support two 4K displays or one 5K display. It consolidates data transfer, video output, and charging in a single, compact connector. And with the integration of USB-C, convenience is added to the speed of Thunderbolt to create an universal port. A single USB-C port can deliver power in both directions. So a port can charge a device or, alternatively, be charged by one. And it’s capable of delivering up to 100 watts of power, so a single cable can be used to connect to a dock.
  • Thunderbolt 3 connects natively to all displays and monitors with DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort, while supporting HDMI and VGA displays with the use of an adapter. Equipped with Thunderbolt 3, your Mac is ready to connect to a broad ecosystem of devices.

Links

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Touch Bar): Unboxing & Review [Video]

Published by DetroitBORG on November 17, 2016.

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